Hervey Bay

Experience unbeatable encounters with humpback whales and access Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island – from Hervey Bay, three-and-a-half hours’ drive north of Brisbane.

Up close and personal

  • Witness migratory whales playfully salute with their flippers and nurture their young calves in the calm protected waters from July to October every year. Hervey Bay is the only place in the world where whales stop and take time to play, giving you the closest encounters possible.
  • Look the gentle giants straight in the eye from the platform of a whale watching tour boat or from below the surface while snorkelling.
  • Learn about the history of the humpbacks and Great Sandy Biosphere then hit the water for kitesurfing or stand-up-paddle boarding.

Feed the soul

  • Buy wild-caught seafood straight from the trawler or fish from Urangan’s historic 800-metre pier. 
  • Hire a bike and cruise the 14-kilometre long esplanade, stopping to shop or explore markets, alfresco cafes and restaurants.
  • Combine your trip with one of the region’s cultural celebrations of seafood and wine.

Plan your Holiday

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The Beach Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$77.00 - 290.00
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay is surrounded by tropical gardens offering clean, simple and value for money accommodation situated on the esplanade. There is a range of comfortable accommodation on offer, from standard motel rooms to larger self-contained apartments all with brand new ensemble beds, air-conditioning and most include a kitchenette.

Shelly Bay Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$89 - 220
Water views are guaranteed from every apartment at Shelly Bay Resort. Their three storey property enjoys a beautiful beachfront position at the best beach in Hervey Bay where swimming is wonderful on all tides.

Discovery Parks - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 175
The world's largest sand island awaits you at beautiful Hervey Bay. Your accommodation at Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay is minutes away from the departure point to World Heritage listed Fraser Island - long uninterrupted white beaches, sand cliffs, over 100 freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests.

Woolshed Backpackers

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$25 - 120
Clean, quiet, friendly, family run hostel. A unique escape from the hostel party circuit on one acre of tropical gardens, right in the centre of Hervey Bay and only five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and pubs.

Aqua Aqua Luxury Penthouses

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$400 - 900
Located above The Vinyard Wine Bar, The Aqua Aqua luxury penthouses boast majestic views of Hervey Bay, right across to Fraser Island. Each penthouse occupies the entire floor, comprising three bedrooms, master with full ensuite including plunge bath and shower, a second full bathroom and powder room.

Econo Lodge Fraser Gateway

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$99 - 120
For a holiday, Econo Lodge Fraser Gateway offers affordable, clean and comfortable, centrally located Hervey Bay accommodation. Whale watching season is from July to November and the largest sand island in the world - Fraser Island is just off the coast.

Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$80 - 150
Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is a unique holiday destination like no other in Hervey Bay. Their 36 private individual, lakefront villas are surrounded by 10 acres of lush tropical nature reserve, teeming with wildlife.

Discovery Parks- Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 279
Set on eight acres of subtropical gardens, Discovery Parks - Fraser Coast is a secluded oasis near the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. Their backyard is your playground, featuring a tennis court, playground, gigantic bouncing pillow, two swimming pools and heaps of communal spaces like a camp kitchen and picnic spots to bring the whole tribe together and make new friends.

Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$34 - 55
The Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park, with absolute beachfront frontage, is the perfect family and holiday retreat. The Park offers an ideal holiday experience for the family, independent backpacker or anyone looking for a quiet getaway by the sea.

Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$115 - 190
Stay at this centrally located Hervey Bay motel situated in front of a lovely sandy beach, and a short stroll from the major shopping precinct and several tourist attractions. Located directly opposite the beach, the Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge is the most ideally situated Hervey Bay accommodation.
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